The 8 Things You Will Probably Forget to Pack

Even if you’re a perfectionist and the biggest list maker in history, chances are strong that you’ve forgotten to pack certain items from time to time. Whether it’s because you had it set out and forgot to throw it in your bag last minute, or whether it just didn’t cross your mind in the hustle and bustle of departure, you try to make these little blunders not set the tone for your vacation.

Don’t worry: You don’t have to make it a habit. Here’s a handy list of those commonly forgotten or misplaced items for you to hold onto and use for that last-minute bag check. Read More

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10 Ways to Maximize Your Internship Abroad

You may have read our post last week on evaluating an internship abroad vs. a study abroad experience. If you decided the internship abroad might be right for you, or if you have an internship abroad lined up, keep reading.

Did you know that many employers will consider you more valuable if you’ve had a successful internship abroad? Living and working abroad through an internship program has no substitute in terms of the rich cultural experience and professional knowledge you gain while still a student. But while the benefits of interning abroad can be priceless for your future prospects, the struggle is real for many interns who want to make the most out of the opportunity. Power through your internship abroad with these 10 ways to scale up your overall internship experience.

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Top Travel Destinations, By Cuisine Type

I’ve always been attracted to food – where it comes from, how it’s prepared, it’s presentation, and obviously, how delicious it is.  I’ll be the first to admit that I’ll take photos of my food and hashtag #foodporn on my Instagram.  I have no shame. My version of Netflix and chill is me (alone) binge watching Anthony Bourdain while stuffing my face with dumplings.

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How to See Copenhagen in 48 Hours

As a student, time restriction represents one of the biggest challenges to traveling. With classes, clubs, and a job, it can be difficult to try and squeeze in trips without neglecting any important obligations. Furthermore, it can be difficult to truly enjoy a short trip without feeling pressured to see everything in limited time. Luckily, some cities are perfect for quick weekend trips, where you can hit all the main attractions in a couple days and leave feeling accomplished and cultured. Copenhagen represents one of these amazing cities. Read More

How to Be the Most Efficient Traveler

Hate to wait? When you’re traveling, some things are out of your control. You can’t always avoid wasting time, but don’t despair. You have power over a lot of travel conditions. Taking certain steps before and during your trip can help you to become a more efficient traveler.

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Tips for Planning for a Career Abroad

Working in another country can be one of the highlights of your career. You learn the language like a native, see the countryside as no tourist can, and immerse yourself in the culture of the land. But, launching a career abroad can also seem a little scary. Preparation can make the difference between an easy transition and disappointment when you arrive. Put your fears aside, and use these tips to plan for a career abroad.

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How to See Bangkok on a Budget

Some major cities are impossible to tackle when on a tight budget.  Between the cost of transportation, accommodation and, most importantly, food, you might find yourself having to cut certain ventures short due to a lack of funding. I am here to tell you that Bangkok, Thailand is not like most major cities. You can experience Bangkok on a budget – and this is how to do it. Read More

How To Stay Safe While Backpacking

If you follow this blog regularly, then by now you know that I’ve developed quite a series on backpacking over the last several weeks – from where you should go to how to backpack like a boss on a college budget to backpacking like a local and fitting in wherever you go. So now we move to a topic that’s not quite as fun, but very practical to discuss as we continue exploring the topic of backpacking.

Safety isn’t sexy. Safety is boring and stuffy, and it’s the question your parents always bring up that cramps your style when you’re trying to be bold and adventurous. When it comes to travel, it’s still not one of the sexy topics I could write on, but because of my experiences and the incidences I’ve witnessed, I felt compelled to write for StudentUniverse travelers so they’d be aware of the tips to follow to stay safe while backpacking. Read More